Category Archives: Writing & Drawing Exercises

Getting Back in the Writing Bubble

If you could see me right now, you’d know that I’m in a coffee shop, sitting opposite of Jeri Smith-Ready who is intently writing judging by how she has both her ear buds in. (We have a policy: No ear buds means we … Continue reading

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Social Media Workshop #2: Dipping Your Toes in the Social Media Pool by Veronica Bartles

Happy Friday, everyone! If you missed our first post on social media, you can find it by by clicking here. But not now. Go later because today we have the second installment in the series by guest contributor, Veronica Bartles, author of … Continue reading

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Social Media Workshop #1: Where to Start

If you attended Laura Whitaker’s “Dating 101: What makes YOU desirable to an Editor” session at last September’s Lucky 13: Make 2013 Your Year Conference and happened to look over my shoulder as she talked about the importance of writers having a strong … Continue reading

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The Importance of NaNoWriMo

By now you’ve all heard at least a billion times (or at least it feels that way) that NaNoWriMo, the clever acronym for National Novel Writing Month, begins in about two weeks. Yes, that’s right the crazy unabashed writing frenzy … Continue reading

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Conference Challenge #8: Prepare for a Sucessful Challenge!

Happy Wednesday, everyone, time for our final Conference Challenge, woo-HOO! Okay. Perhaps this might be taking the easy way out, seeing as how we’ve used the same final challenge for the past … oh, what, four conferences? But Susan and I like to … Continue reading

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Conference Challenge #7: It was a day like any other…then it wasn’t

September 11th is a day in our country’s history that will never be forgotten. It had a special impact on our region, with Washington, DC our neighbor to the south and Shanksville, PA our neighbor to the north. It is … Continue reading

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Conference Challenge #6: Laughter Through Tears

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Okay, those who are close to me know that this week has been an emotional one now that both of my boys are in college and I’m a … sniff … empty nester. I seriously can’t believe it yet. … Continue reading

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Conference Challenge #5 – Introducing your main character

Welcome Wednesday! The summer has wound down and most kids in our area returned to school this past Monday. Not to be outdone, the county where we will be having our Lucky 13 Conference started school a week earlier. Everyone  who … Continue reading

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Conference Challenge #4: Writer Jealousy and the Job Review

Happy Wednesday, everyone! It’s time for this week’s challenge that is meant to inspire, motivate, and get you ready for our Lucky 13: Make 2013 Your Year conference in September! Have you missed our previous ones and want to jump in? … Continue reading

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Conference Challenge #3: Conflict – Can’t live with it, can’t write without it.

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” -Mark Twain Well if that isn’t a loaded quote, I don’t know what is! It made me laugh, think and created quite … Continue reading

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